Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

How to Create Momentum in your Day


In August, I went to Salt Lake City, Utah, along with my boyfriend and a few of my girlfriends, to a convention where we talked about leadership, building authentic relationships, and how to create a lifestyle that you love. During the four days we were there, I had an epiphany—we are much more powerful than we think we are.

One of my favourite speakers was Tony Robbins, a successful life coach and motivational speaker. He was unbelievable! Imagine yourself in a stadium with 20,000 people making waves like no other—I was hugging strangers as if I hadn’t seen them in a long time. The energy, excitement, and joy that I experienced from not only Tony—but also the crowd—was mind-blowing. I’ll never forget that day, ever.

Of course, I already knew that we are much powerful than we think we are, but I didn’t fully understand the concept or how to work with it. Then, I realized—It’s all about taking action and the energy you give to yourself and the world! (Click, it’s tweetable)

A few weeks ago, I had amazing momentum and knew how to get my business back on track. Of course, life happens. I lost my motivation and inspiration due to heavy personal issues. With the love and support of my tribe, I took a mini sabbatical—solely to focus on myself.


Here are some things I did during my mini sabbatical to find myself again and create momentum in my day-to-day actions that may help you too:

  1. Wake up early and make a healthy breakfast

  2. Have a smoothie instead of coffee. There’s nothing more rewarding than to have a colourful glass on your desk to start your day!

  3. Complete an enjoyable, challenging workout (like walking, crossfit, or yoga)

  4. Create a playlist of songs that are uplifting, positive and make you feel good.

  5. Meditate daily—even if it’s just for 5 minutes

  6. Let go. I have the tendency to hold onto things that no longer serve me. I shared my feelings with my boyfriend and my amazing friends who are there to support and call out my shit.

  7. Detox your home. You will feel like you’ve lost 20 pounds by getting rid of things that you don’t need.

  8. Let Sundays be your rest days. Do nothing but have fun. Keep work minimal and have the rest of the day to yourself.

  9. Go to sleep early—Fall/Winter is here so sleep is so necessary.

  10. For twenty minutes everyday, do something that you enjoy doing, such as cooking, reading, or going for a walk.

  11. Spend time on your yoga mat—become a student.

  12. Journal on your acknowledgments & gratitude—appreciating what you have in your life right now goes a long way.


I wasn’t kidding when I said simple—these tasks are so simple you might wonder how they’ll even make a difference in your day. The truth is, you need to find your flow and what works for YOU. What works for me may not work for you— but what works for you may not work for me. The key is knowing and understand who you are. Listen to your body.

If you don’t know how to find things that create momentum in your day, here are a few questions to help you:

  1. Write down 5 things that inspire you

  2. Write down 5 things that unmotivate you

The result is simple yet effective: do more of what inspires you and do less of the things that unmotivate you.


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